How to submit to the Short Forms online anthology

The great writer Anne Carson is known for combating tired or overly personal interview questions by responding simply with brackets, full stops or a one word morsel (if you’re lucky).

Short Forms is an online microfiction anthology nodding to Our Lady of Brevity, Anne Carson. The collection proves an economy of words doesn’t compromise story. Instead, a shorter word count wrangles language and offers readers space to read the gaps and silences.

If you’re undertaking Short Form Fiction Writing at RMIT University this semester, you’re eligible to submit to the Short Forms anthology by midnight Sunday 16 April, 2017. Use the following guide to get your short stories published online.


Read the bio, written and visual submission guidelines below to make the necessary adjustments to your document.

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Save your document as a ‘Word 97–2004 Document’ file. Please title this document as your first name, insert an underscore, followed by your last name. For example, Sophie_Rasic.

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Sign into your RMIT student e mail account and open the e mail ‘Short Forms submissions’ from Sophie Rasic.

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Click on the ‘Open’ link inside the e mail to open the ‘Short Forms submissions’ folder.

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Upload your Short Forms submission document to the ‘Short Forms submissions’ folder by clicking on the ‘Upload files’ button.

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Your submission is now complete! Your microfiction will be a part of the Short Forms anthology website, launching in late May! Now all that’s left for you to do is settle into the fame and glory of being a published author.




One thought on “How to submit to the Short Forms online anthology

  1. Dear CDC
    I’m up for anything that might associate me with Anne Carson, however indirectly. And I was able to do that with ease thanks to your very clear submission steps. (Sorry I nevertheless messed up Step 3 when I submitted. Just goes to show that no matter how clear you make things, some people are going to mess you ’round.)


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